We're a few months out from Ubisoft and Grasshopper Manufacture releasing No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle on Wii, but if you missed the original No More Heroes, there's another opportunity; No More Heroes is being upgraded and ported to both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The news was buried in the pages of the latest issue of Japan's Famitsu Weekly. The HD-enabled version of No More Heroes is arriving on February 25, according to a report by Siliconera.
What most people have probably forgotten is that No More Heroes was destined for Xbox 360 all along. Grasshopper designer Suda 51 was developing No More Heroes for Microsoft's console until someone told him about Nintendo's Wii plans. At that point, he moved No More Heroes to this new platform.
“Originally, I’d wanted to make this game for Xbox 360, actually," he told MCV in 2008. "[Marvelous Interactive boss Yasuhiro] Wada-san had information about the new Wii and how the new controller would work before it came out, so that’s why he thought I should produce the game on that format. At the time, I didn’t really understand why, but after seeing and understanding how it works, I think it was a good choice and the controller works really well with the game.”
No More Heroes isn't just being ported to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It's coming back home.
Ubisoft has published No More Heroes, but as the new versions have just been revealed, it's unclear whether the company will also handle releasing these new renditions. Stay tuned.